Some highlights from Samsung during #SNUG Silicon Valley 2015 which I deemed interesting:
- 14LPP Process: 30 tapeouts since 2012, 6 product tapeouts in 2014.
- 28LPP 9T 15% lower pwr versus 12T.
- 14LPP 9T 1/3 lower.
- Benefits over 14LPP over 28LPP: 67% speedup / 59% less power / 45% less area
Samsung and GlobalFoundries are collaborating on the 14nm process. The 14LPP process technology is a higher performance version over LPE, planned for early 2015.